The SphereUs Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving families in poverty. We focus on providing learning resources and tools to improve educational outcomes of students as well as support the parents in disadvantaged financial situations. People in poverty struggle with health and wellness issues and often are emotionally and mentally scarred from fighting for survival.

Children in dispersed families have a higher need for tutoring, technical competency, multi-lingual skills, college readiness, and improved diet and fitness.

These alarming statistics confirm a focus is needed on serving children in poverty:

1.   Youth who do not participate in after-school programs are at greater risk of violent crime (juvenile crime triples after 3:00 P.M.), substance abuse, antisocial behavior, poor academic performance, and dropping out of school.

2.   Eighty-two percent (82%) of adults say after-school programs are essential for their communities.

3.   More than six million grandparents are raising their grandchildren with 2.4 million serving as the primary caregivers.

4.   Every year, nearly 2.8 million people in the U.S. go through the emotional and financial trauma of divorce. These traumatic events are attributable to the decline in positive educational outcomes of children within these households.